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3303 Aluminum vs. C17300 Copper

3303 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C17300 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 3303 aluminum and the bottom bar is C17300 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 23
3.0 to 23
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
45
Shear Strength, MPa 69
320 to 790
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
500 to 1380
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 39
160 to 1200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
270
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
980
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
870
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 43
22
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
9.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 20
40 to 88
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 11
110 to 5410
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.6
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
16 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
16 to 31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
32
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.8
17 to 48

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 96.6 to 99
0 to 0.2
Beryllium (Be), % 0
1.8 to 2.0
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
95.5 to 97.8
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.4
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 1.0 to 1.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5